Samsung enthusiasts, get ready to elevate your smartwatch experience. The highly anticipated One UI 5 Watch update, known as One UI Watch 5 in some circles, has made its way to Europe. This update, which initially debuted in South Korea, is now accessible to Galaxy Watch 5 series users across Europe, specifically targeting the Bluetooth models.
The update, identified by its firmware version R9xxXXU1BWH3, weighs in at approximately 1.7GB, delivering a wealth of enhancements and new features to your trusty Galaxy Watch 5. While it’s a noteworthy addition to the Bluetooth models, it’s important to note that it hasn’t yet reached the LTE Galaxy Watch 5 variants, nor has it extended its reach to the Galaxy Watch 4 lineup, be it the Bluetooth or LTE versions. However, rest assured that Samsung is likely gearing up for a broader release across Europe and beyond.
A Feature-Rich Update: What’s New?
One UI Watch 5 brings an array of exciting improvements to your Galaxy Watch. Among the highlights is a revamped way to browse through watch faces and tiles, featuring a more user-friendly vertical layout. Keeping tabs on your device’s battery life is now a breeze with the new Battery tile, allowing you to monitor all your devices effortlessly. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the enhanced Buds controller tile, complete with 360 audio controls.
Additionally, managing timers is more convenient than ever, thanks to the ability to initiate them directly from the new Timer tile, eliminating the need to open a separate Timer app. Personalization takes center stage with the option to set an album or story as your watch face, adding a personal touch to your smartwatch experience.
Fitness enthusiasts, take note. Samsung Health has received a significant boost with enhanced on-device sleep coaching, improved workouts, and personalized heart rate zones and guidance. If you like to march to the beat of your own drum, you can even create your own customized exercises.
These features only scratch the surface of what One UI Watch 5 has to offer. For a comprehensive look at the update, refer to the official changelog provided in the screenshots below.
How to Get the Update
If you’re a proud owner of the Galaxy Watch 5 in Europe, it’s time to unlock the potential of your smartwatch with the One UI Watch 5 update. Simply access the Samsung Galaxy Wearable app, navigate to your Galaxy Watch’s homepage, select “Watch settings,” and tap “Watch software update.” This straightforward process should guide you through the installation.
For Galaxy Watch 4 owners, the update is currently limited to the 2022 smartwatch series, but keep an eye out for future announcements regarding its availability.
Galaxy Watch 5: Still a Top Contender
If you’re considering purchasing a Galaxy Watch 5, don’t hesitate. The Galaxy Watch 5 Pro remains a formidable contender in 2023, even following the release of the Galaxy Watch 6 series. Its exceptional battery life, exclusive exercise tracking features, and utilization of exotic materials ensure that it remains a top choice for those seeking a reliable and feature-rich smartwatch experience.
So, whether you’re upgrading your existing Galaxy Watch or considering a new addition to your tech arsenal, the One UI 5 Watch update and the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro continue to prove that Samsung is committed to delivering innovation and value to its users.